And here’s what the students and baby-boomers of Xavier University’s Bellarmine Chapel learned over the weekend from Ken Overberg, S.J., about the Sunday readings:

  1. “Social justice is the concern of religion”; not a concern mind you, but the concern.
  2. The capitalized term “Reign of God” is casually slipped into the text, a sure reference to the dissentient theology which goes by that name and that was described and debunked by Pope Benedict in his now classic work Jesus of Nazareth.
  3. Early “puzzled” Christians fabricated much of the content that follows the parable of the unjust steward in Luke’s Gospel.
  4. The First Letter to Timothy was “not actually written by Paul, but by an unknown author probably in the second century.”

That is all.

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